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Optimizing cardiac rehabilitation
Nienke ter Hoeve
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Effect of trunk muscle strengthening on gait pattern and falls in parkinson´s disease
Emma Bestaven, Etienne Guillaud, Mathieu De Sèze, Aupy Jerome, Pierre Burbaud, Jean-René Cazalets, Dominique Guehl
Background: The course of Parkinson's disease is characterized by gait disturbance and falls, which affect patients' quality of life and engender high healthcare costs. These factors are not greatly improved by levodopa therapy or deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nuclei. Indeed, the symptoms may even worsen with these treatment. Physiotherapy may be the most appropriate treatment to reduc ...
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Chronic kidney disease is associated with physical impairment
Hideaki Ishikawa, Takashi Hibino, Yoshifumi Moriyama
Background: Physical impairment or frailty due to sarcopaenia is common in patients with chronic kidney disease and those receiving dialysis. This study examined the association between muscle weakness and kidney function in Japanese patients with chronic kidney disease. Methods: A total of 23 stable outpatients were enrolled in the study. Several indices were used to assess muscle function; hand ...
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Sense of control: Patients experiences of multimodel pain rehabilitation and its impact in their everyday lives
Anke Samulowitz, Pia Nordström, Malin Wiklund, Nenad Stankovic, Gunnel Hensing
Objective: Long-lasting pain is a challenge for patients’ everyday lives. The aim of this study was to examine how women and men who have participated in multimodal pain rehabilitation experience its impact in their everyday lives. Patients and methods: Individual semi-structured interviews with 5 women and 3 men who had participated in multimodal pain rehabilitation at a clinic in Sweden, ana ...
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SHORT COMMUNICATION
Preoperative physical therapy results in shorter length of stay and discharge disposition following total knee arthroplasty: A retrospective study
Sheldon R. Garrison, Kelly Schenider, Maharaj Singh, Jennifer Pogodzinski
Objective: Total knee arthroplasty is an effective surgical approach used to treat arthritis and knee trauma. Its utilization has grown, as has the accompanying financial impact, resulting in an equal need to advance physical therapy practice. One emerging approach improving patient outcomes and reducing cost is the inclusion of a preoperative physical therapy visit. The aim of this study was to q ...
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Biopsychosocial rehabilitation treatment Exposure in Vivo for patients with painful diabetic neuropathy: Development of a treatment protocol
Charlotte C.M. van Laake-Geelen , Rob J.E.M. Smeets, Thijs van Meulenbroek, Marlies den Hollander, Marielle E.J.B. Goossens, Jeanine A. Verbunt
Objective: Painful diabetic neuropathy is associated with low quality of life, depression and anxiety. Patients are limited in their performance of activities of daily living due to fears related to their condition. Treatment modalities are needed to help patients cope with their pain and pain-related disability. Exposure in vivo is an effective treatment in other chronic pain syndromes, increasin ...
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CASE REPORT
Sacral insufficiency fracture in patients with spinal cord injury: A report of 2 unusual cases and Review of literature
Kappaganthu Venkatesh Prasanna, Nijanth M. Raj, Siddeshwar Patil
Objective: Sacral insufficiency fractures should be considered in differential diagnosis as a cause of autonomic dysreflexia and other vague symptoms in patients with spinal cord injury. Setting: The Supra Regional Tertiary Centre, Midlands Centre for Spinal Injuries, Oswestry, UK. Method: Outpatient clinic review of 2 patients with long-standing spinal cord injury presenting with vague symptoms ...
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Identifying sub-acute rehabilitation needs among individuals after transient ischaemic attack using rehab-compass as a simple screening tool in the outpatient clinic
Gustaf Magaard, Britt-Marie Stålnacke, Ann Sörlin, Fredrik Öhberg, Stina Berggren, Emma Grollmuss, Xiaolei Hu
Objective: To evaluate comprehensive unmet rehabilitation needs by using a novel graphic screening tool, Rehab-Compass, among individuals in the sub-acute stage after first-ever transient ischaemic attack. Methods: A pilot prospective cohort study investigated 47 individuals with first-ever transient ischaemic attack in an outpatient clinic setting. By using Rehab-Compass, based on well-validated ...
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Feasibility of whole body vibration therapy in individuals with dystonic or spastic dystonic cerebral palsy: A pilot study
Tamis W. Pin , Penelope B. Butler, Sheila Purves , Nathan Chi-Kwong Poon
Objective: To examine the feasibility and practicality of whole body vibration therapy for individuals with dystonic or spastic dystonic cerebral palsy. Design: Pilot study. Subjects: Children and adults with dystonic or spastic dystonic cerebral palsy. Methods: Study participants received total body vibration therapy when standing still on a vibration platform for 3 bouts, duration 3-min, of v ...
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CASE REPORT
Dysarthria consequent to cervical spinal cord injury and recurrent laryngeal nerve damage: A case report
Bijoyaa Mohapatra, Nachiekta Rout
Objective: To assess and describe the involvement of all speech subsystems, including respiration, phonation, articulation, resonance, and prosody, in an individual with cervical spinal cord injury. Methods: Detailed speech and voice assessment was performed that included Frenchay Dysarthria Assessment, cranial nerve examination, voice (perceptual and instrumental) and nasometric evaluation, and ...
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